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Turnip Puree with Cheese and Pears

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Category: Vegetables, Fruit, Side Dishes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Turnips
  • -- peeled and cut in half
  • 1 lb Pears; peeled and cored
  • 1/3 c Shallots; minced
  • 2 tb Butter or margarine; melted
  • 1/4 c Gorgonzola cheese (1 oz.)
  • -- shredded
  • Salt and pepper; to taste
  • 1 ds Nutmeg


Place turnips in a vegetable steamer over boiling water. Cover and steam 15
to 20 minutes or until turnips are tender. Set turnips aside. Place pears
in steamer over boiling water. Cover; steam 5 to 10 minutes or until pears
are tender.

Saute shallots in butter in a small skillet until tender. Transfer shallot
mixture to container of an electric blender or food processor. Add half the
turnips, half the pears and 2 tb cheese; cover and process until smooth.
Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.

Repeat procedure with turnips, pears and cheese. Sprinkle turnip mixture
with salt, pepper and nutmeg; stir well. Serve hot or chilled.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

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